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University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
I am primarily interested in fluid dynamics, particulary flows at low Reynolds number involving surface tension and interactions with elastic boundaries.
For my PhD I am studying insect adhesion, and in particular how insects can utilise physical laws to improve their ability to stick to surfaces. Many insects secrete a fluid underneath foot pads that, due to capillary forces, can suction them onto a surface and allow them to support their body weight, even when upside-down. I am currently working on determining how the deformability of an insect's foot pad can lead to changes in its suction force.
Teaching Assistant for
- MMSC Supplementary Applied Mathematics (MT 2016)
- B5.4 Waves & Compressible Flow (HT 2017)
- B5.2 Applied PDEs (MT 2017)